These composite images show Uranus auroras, which scientists caught glimpses of through the Hubble Space Telescope in 2011. The image was released on April 13, 2012. [Full Story]
Uranus' tilt essentially has the planet orbiting the sun on its side, the axis of its spin is nearly pointing at the sun.
Voyager 2 departs a crescent Uranus on January 25, 1986, here seen from a range of 600,000 miles.
An infrared shot of Uranus and its rings, taken by astronomer Mike Brown using the adaptive optics system at Hawaii's Keck Observatory.
A view of Uranus in infrared light, captured by Hawaii's Keck Observatory. The moon Miranda is to the upper left of Uranus, and the moon Puck is a faint smudge to the upper right. The bright splotches on Uranus' disk are clouds.
The two sides of the planet Uranus, as viewed in this composite image by the Keck II Telescope at near infrared wavelengths. The bright splotches are clouds.
Take a glimpse inside Uranus in this SPACE.com infographic.
This infrared image of Uranus from the W.M. Keck Observatory shows the rare ring-plane crossing in 2007 and is the first image of the unlit side of the rings of Uranus. The sun was expected to cross the ring plane of Uranus on December 7, 2007.
False-color view of Uranus as seen by a Voyager spacecraft.
Winds whirl and clouds churn 2 billion miles away in the atmosphere of Uranus, forming a dark vortex large enough to engulf two-thirds of the United States.
A never-before-seen image of an astronomical alignment of a Uranian moon, Ariel, as it traverses the face of the giant gas planet.
A schematic view of the outer rings of Saturn (top) and Uranus (bottom).
These composite images from several observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal a pair of newly discovered rings encircling the planet Uranus. The left composite image is made from Hubble data taken in 2003. The new dusty rings are extremely faint and required long exposures to capture their image. The background speckle pattern is noise in the image.
Skywatcher Jimmy Eubanks in Boiling Springs, South Carolina caught these photos of Jupiter and Uranus on Sept. 20, 2010 when Jupiter made its closest approach to Earth since 1963. Uranus [insert] was visible through telescopes near Jupiter.